Forward Motion Sports
Forward Motion Sports
Women’s 100-Meter Hurdles

Although the heavy rains had stopped and the sun had come out in Eugene, Oregon, for the final of the women’s 100-meter hurdles, the track remained wet when the gun went off. Brianna Rollins, 24, won in 12.34, only 0.1 seconds off the American record time.

The second- through seventh-place finishers were separated by just a quarter of a second. Kristi Castlin was runnerup in 12.50, and Nia Ali was third in 12.55. They will join Rollins on the Olympic team. Queen Harrison, an Olympian in 2008 in the 400-meter hurdles, was fourth by 0.02 seconds. In Lane 7, Jasmin Stowers clipped the final hurdle and fell to the track, sliding almost to the finish line. She stood up and walked across the line in 17.13 seconds.

Unsponsored Athlete Has the Comeback Story

Brandon Hudgins was diagnosed with a life-threatening autoimmune disease eight years ago. At 29, he's running in his first Olympic Trials.

Eight years ago, Brandon Hudgins’s parents watched his promising collegiate running career at Winthrop University derail after he started experiencing a set of unusual symptoms, starting with a cold that wouldn’t go away. Doctors took six months to diagnose him with a rare form of the autoimmune disease vasculitis, which causes inflammation in blood vessels. Then they watched him suffer through chemotherapy treatments to fight the deadly disorder.

What We Do

Forward Motion Sports is a full-service specialty sports retail store for running, walking, hiking and everyday exercising. When we say “full-service” we mean that we take the time to ask you questions, find out what you are doing, so we can recommend you the best equipment for the particular need or activity that you are participating in.

Our expertise starts in footwear. Being fit in the right shoe is an important step in injury prevention and an enhanced fitness experience. Whether you are just getting “off the couch”, training for your first 5K or marathon, your doctor told you to get a good shoe, or you are on your feet all day and your feet hurt…we are here for you.

We have specialized in foot and gait analysis for 25 years. Foot and Gait Analysis includes: foot measurement, arch and lower leg bone structure evaluation, current footwear, insole and sock inspection, try-on and fit inspection, walk and run visual analysis; repeat as needed! No two feet are the same. What works for your best friend does not necessarily mean it will work for you. Size does not matter and color is only in the beholder! Come on in to Forward Motion so we can get you “Totally Fit”!

Our Story

Back in December of 1991, two brothers shared a dream. A dream that was fueled by the love of sport, the excitement of competition and a commitment to better health. Their passion for triathlon put them on a quest for the best products and services and ultimately to the creation of Forward Motion Sports in downtown Danville, California.

Starting with that dream (and $500.00 in the checking account) the original store grew and evolved over the years. “Our passion was triathlon so our store became a “tri shop” where we sold everything for the sport under one roof.” What we realized was that being the best at three disciplines (swim shop, bicycle shop and running store) was even more of a challenge than triathlon itself. Running and shoes have always been the backbone of our business. Everything else we did well, but we were not the best in the business. Time to refocus.

In 2009, after 10 years, we closed our Walnut Creek location and got out of the bike business (that’s a story for another time). With a clear focus and a fantastic team, Forward Motion returned to our quest, a quest to be the best running store around, and a quest to provide the best service and information for our community. Our selection of top-quality, performance running shoes is second to none. We continue to provide the best training gear, clothing and nutritional products so you can reach your goals, get to that starting line and cross that finish line (wherever and whatever it may be). Our quest has not changed, our goals are still the same and since 1991 we are here for you…

Marty and Cameryn Breen